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Stork Naked is a 1955 Merrie Melodies short directed by Friz Freleng.


The title is a play on the phrase "stark naked."


The Drunk Stork is delivering babies, and at every stop he celebrates with a drink with the parents. Meanwhile at Daffy's house, his wife Daphne is knitting a tiny sweater. He tries it on, only for Daphne to tell him it's for a new baby. Daffy, not taking to the idea of having another mouth to feed, sets up anti-aircraft guns on the roof, bear traps in the bushes, a trampoline in the fireplace, a guillotine in the doorway, and alligators in the basement. The stork tries to deliver him an egg, and somehow evades all of the traps as Daffy falls into them. Legs pop out of the egg, so the stork lets it wander into Daffy's house, and he leaves. When the egg hatches, it looks just like the stork, so Daffy flies it back to him, happy to finally give him a dose of his own medicine.



  • The stork's first stop is the apartment of Mr. & Mrs. Pierce. This is a reference to longtime Termite Terrace veteran writer Tedd Pierce.
  • Unlike most cartoons featuring The Drunk Stork, the stork starts out sober and gets increasingly drunk with every delivery due to the parents wanting to celebrate with alcohol.
  • This short was included in The Bugs Bunny Mother's Day Special.
  • Though Daffy is depicted as a greedy, selfish, neurotic, sarcastic, immature, and spotlight-hungry antihero in the 1950s to the early-1960s since 1951's Rabbit Fire, Daffy here is nastier and more prone to violence, upsetting his wife when he tells her he doesn't want a baby and going to great lengths to keep the stork away, even if it means using dangerous booby-traps. However, Daffy at least retains some good nature in this short with his wife, Daphne.
    • This is one of the only two cartoons from the "classic" (pre-1965) era where Daffy is depicted as nastier than he is usually depicted in the "classic" (pre-1965) era. The other one is "The Iceman Ducketh" (1964), the final pairing of Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck from the "classic" era, in which Daffy portrayed the antagonist role.
    • Interestingly, Daffy's extremely unlikable side from this cartoon would be exaggerated a decade later during the DePatie-Freleng and the W-7 eras when Daffy became an antagonist to Speedy Gonzales.
  • The part where Daffy hits an alligator with his bat and closes the door would later be used in "China Jones".
  • At least two of the traps work in this cartoon. The Drunk Stork is prevented from entering through the chimney thanks to the trampoline and avoids entering the basement when he encounters the alligators.
  • The cartoon was available restored in fullscreen on HBO Max for a short time in 2020, but was subsequently taken down.


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Daffy Duck Cartoons
1937 Porky's Duck Hunt
1938 Daffy Duck & EggheadWhat Price PorkyPorky & DaffyThe Daffy DocDaffy Duck in Hollywood
1939 Daffy Duck and the DinosaurScalp TroubleWise QuacksNaughty Neighbors
1940 Porky's Last StandYou Ought to Be in Pictures
1941 A Coy DecoyThe Henpecked Duck
1942 Conrad the SailorDaffy's Southern ExposureThe Impatient PatientThe Daffy DuckarooMy Favorite Duck
1943 To Duck .... or Not to DuckThe Wise Quacking DuckYankee Doodle DaffyPorky Pig's FeatScrap Happy DaffyA Corny ConcertoDaffy - The Commando
1944 Tom Turk and DaffyTick Tock TuckeredDuck Soup to NutsSlightly DaffyPlane DaffyThe Stupid Cupid
1945 Draftee DaffyAin't That DuckyNasty Quacks
1946 Book RevueBaby BottleneckDaffy DoodlesHollywood DaffyThe Great Piggy Bank Robbery
1947 Birth of a NotionAlong Came DaffyA Pest in the HouseMexican Joyride
1948 What Makes Daffy DuckDaffy Duck Slept HereThe Up-Standing SitterYou Were Never DuckierDaffy DillyThe Stupor SalesmanRiff Raffy Daffy
1949 Wise QuackersHoliday for DrumsticksDaffy Duck Hunt
1950 Boobs in the WoodsThe Scarlet PumpernickelHis Bitter HalfGolden YeggsThe Ducksters
1951 Rabbit FireDrip-Along DaffyThe Prize Pest
1952 Thumb FunCracked QuackRabbit SeasoningThe Super SnooperFool Coverage
1953 Duck AmuckMuscle TussleDuck Dodgers in the 24½th CenturyDuck! Rabbit, Duck!
1954 Design for LeavingQuack ShotMy Little Duckaroo
1955 Beanstalk BunnySahara HareStork NakedThis Is a Life?Dime to Retire
1956 The High and the FlightyRocket SquadStupor DuckA Star Is BoredDeduce, You Say
1957 Ali Baba BunnyBoston QuackieDucking the DevilShow Biz Bugs
1958 Don't Axe MeRobin Hood Daffy
1959 China JonesPeople Are BunnyApes of Wrath
1960 Person to Bunny
1961 The Abominable Snow RabbitDaffy's Inn Trouble
1962 Quackodile TearsGood Noose
1963 Fast Buck DuckThe Million HareAqua Duck
1964 The Iceman Ducketh
1965 It's Nice to Have a Mouse Around the HouseMoby DuckAssault and PepperedWell Worn DaffySuppressed DuckCorn on the CopTease for TwoChili Corn CornyGo Go Amigo
1966 The AstroduckMucho LocosMexican MousepieceDaffy RentsA-Haunting We Will GoSnow ExcuseA Squeak in the DeepFeather FingerSwing Ding AmigoA Taste of Catnip
1967 Daffy's DinerQuacker TrackerThe Music Mice-TroThe Spy SwatterSpeedy Ghost to TownRodent to StardomGo Away StowawayFiesta Fiasco
1968 Skyscraper CaperSee Ya Later Gladiator
1980 The Yolks on YouThe Chocolate ChaseDaffy Flies NorthDuck Dodgers and the Return of the 24½th Century
1987 The Duxorcist
1988 The Night of the Living Duck
1990 Box Office Bunny
1991 (Blooper) Bunny
1992 Invasion of the Bunny Snatchers
1995 Carrotblanca
1996 Superior Duck
2003 Attack of the Drones
2004 Daffy Duck for President
2012 Daffy's Rhapsody